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"early edition." we'll see you back here tomorrow morning bright and early-morning at 4:30. caption colorado good morning. striking back. moammar gadhafi's air force bombs a key rebel position as u.s. officials of the potential danger of a no-fly zone over libya. we will go live to libya for the latest on the conflict. targeting troops. new details emerge in the shooting deaths of two u.s. airmen in germany as officials investigate the suspect's spob ties to terrorism. we take you to frankfurt where the suspect appears in court today. helpless. emotional appearance on capitol hill actor mickey roone yip admits he is a victim of elder abuse. we will hear more from the 90-year-old legend on the issue that affects millions of americans "early" this thursday morning, march 3rd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs
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hi, everyone. welcome to "the early show" here on a thursday morning. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm erica hill. good to have you with us today. we begin this morning with the latest from libya. this morning, leader moammar gadhafi's air force is bombing rebel forces there in the east once again. cbs news correspondent mandy clark joins us from ajdabiya this morning. mandy, hello. >> reporter: hello. well, we're on the road towards the front line and we're hearing that the towns of ajdabiya and al brega were bombed this morning. this morning, the rebels were kigi i digging in. the assault by government troops began before dawn yesterday and including bombing runs by gadhafi's war planes. >> they are bombing us by very
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big bomb! >> whoa! >> reporter: this bomb narrowly missed an al jazeera crew. by late afternoon, the rebels were on the offensive. down the road, survivors arrived at a chaotic emergency room. they are mercenaries from africa attacking with us rockets and missiles, this man said. we tucked in behind a truck loaded with ammunition and headed for the front line. smoke rising from an area hit by bombs but when we arrived in al brega the town was back in rebel hands. people are out in force here celebrating the fact they are able to force out gadhafi troops but the troops are down the road and the rebels are chasing them further out of town. this is the prize that gadhafi men were after. a massive oil shipment terminal.
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when we saw it on monday, it was intact, but idle. well, this was a major victory for the rebels but it came at a cost around a dozen people were killed in the battle yesterday and, today, some of them will be buried. >> mandy, thanks. chris? >> thank you. the white house is keeping pressure on gadhafi while walking a fine diplomatic line and holding down expectations on a possible military option. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante has the latest on that angle for us this morning. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, chris. a lot of talk about a possible no-fly zone. some members of congress are urging it. but i have to tell you, over publicly and privately, senior administration officials are saying that that should be an option of last resort. >> i think that we are a long way from making that decision and there is a great deal of caution that is being exercised with respect to any actions that we might take, other than in
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support of humanitarian missions. >> reporter: the white house public line is deliberately ambiguous. >> we are actively considering a variety of options. we have not ruled any options out. >> reporter: but the secretary of defense was blunt telling congress a no-fly zone would mean attacking libya. >> let's just call a spade-to-spade. a no-fly zone begins with an attack on libya. to destroy the air defenses. >> reporter: the bottom line, the obama administration doesn't want the u.s. to be the principal player in another regional conflict. >> one of our biggest concerns is libya descending into chaos and becoming a giant somalia. >> reporter: the president hasn't had much to say about libya, especially since the battle heated up put but you can expect to hear from him today. he is going to take questions in in a news conference with the mexican president. >> cbs' bill plante at the white house, thank you.
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joining us nous to explain the no-fly zone options is retired general wesley clark. sir, good to have you with us this morning. >> thank you, erica. >> as we look at this, secretary gates was very clear yesterday in saying that any sort of a no fly zone is, in fact, an attack on libya. this is a military option. the white house, though, said nothing is off the table. the arab league has said if there is a no-fly zone we want to be in charge of it. is it the best option to step back and let the arab league take a lead on something like this? >> i think the best option is go ahead and work through the diplomatic channels and put the diplomatic resolution in place and the international law procedures in place to authorize a further set of military or humanitarian actions. we would knee a u.n. security council resolution. under chapter 7 for humanitarian actions and possibly for the no-fly zone. >> it's much more implicated than saying, look, planes aren't going to fly in this area.
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paint for us, if you could a more descriptive picket of what the risks are here and especially when it to come to u.s. troops if they are involved. >> well, you would deny the libyans the ability to fly. you could do that cooperatively. you didn't want to have to take out their air defense if ga gaffy agrees to the no-fly zone you can overfly it or you could bomb or do the strike as secretary gates said and try to take everything out. you can get the fast movers. you can't always get the helicopters. it's a big country. you could center the no-fly zone along the line of contact. and so you're working a smaller area. any time a libyan plane flies and we don't get it and it's possible you would be accused of failure. the real risks are not to our flyers. it's what is down the road. where does it lead. if the no-fly zone is effective and no aircraft are flying, but gadhafi's forces succeed on the ground, then what is the next step?
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because once you go to the no-fly zone, you're more or less committed to the outcome and so you've got to then put troops in or assistance. >> general clark, do we still have you? we had trouble with our satellite there. our jooapologies on that. >> a 21-year-old man accused of killing two u.s. airmen go to court as officials are investigating his possible ties to terrorist. cbs news correspondent charlie d'agata has the latest from germany for us this morning. >> reporter: federal prosecutors here in germany decided to take over the investigation from local police when they determined there seemed to be enough evidence to suggest it was an islamist motivated attack and appears their suspicions were correct. german security officials say the suspect arid uka an albanian
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from kosovo has confessed the shooting that killed two u.s. airmen and wounded two more was a targeted attack on u.s. forces here and that he acted alone. at first, some witnesses said a fight had broken out between the suspect and the u.s. airmen on the bus. but others say he boarded the bus and shouted "god is great," before opening fire on u.s. troops. investigators are now trying to figure out if the shooter had any help and if more attacks are on the way. u.s. federal prosecutors have joined the investigation. the suspect is a worker at the airport and his family describes him as a devout muslim. now we have seen armed guards roaming around this airport late last night and early this morning. but not more than you normally would see. it's a very busy airport when we see u.s. troops move in and out all the time. chris? >> charlie d'agata for us this morning, thank you.
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jeff glor is at the news tesk with a look at the other headlines we are following for you. five years ago marine lance corporal matthew snyder was killed while serving in iraq. yesterday, the supreme court said protesters who showed up at his funeral were protected by the first amendment and now the westboro baptist church want to quadruple the number of protests they hope. jan is in washington with more on this story. >> reporter: this is a heart-wrenching case. these protests come at these families when they are at their most vulnerable, when they are grieving the loss of their loved ones. ♪ >> reporter: the message from the westboro baptist church is hateful and offensive. church members believe god is killing all american soldiers because the country tolerates homosexuals. >> we are trying to warn you to flee the wrath of god!
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flee eternal destruction! >> reporter: the church has protested at more than 600 funerals of u.s. soldiers like matthew snyder who was killed in iraq. matthew's father says the protests stole his last moments with his son. he sued the church for emotional distress and got $5 million judgment. but the supreme court said in an 8-1 decision that the church doesn't owe snyder a dime. the church protests on a public sidewalk and on a matter of public concern were protected by the first amendment. in an interview with "cbs evening news" katie couric, snyder doesn't intervene others will. >> if the blood starts flowing let it be on supreme court justices hands. >> only one justice dissented alito saying the protests were verbal assault and didn't add anything to the public debate and, therefore, they could be banned. all they do he says is hurt the
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families who are simply trying to bury their loved ones. >> jan crawford, thank you. in colorado, police believe a 12-year-old boy killed his parents and seriously jushed his two siblings. when police respond to do a 911 call from the family home on tuesday night, they found charles and marilyn long shot dead and two children ages 5 and 9 seriously wounded. the family's shaken minister spoke to reporters about the young suspect. >> he is a great kid. i mean, he has -- i can't believe it! i'm having a hard time believing that it's true. i mean, i want to see what the evidence is. >> neighbors say the 12-year-old was home-schooled and active in church. a former money manager of hollywood biggest stars is headed to prison this morning for a bernie madoff ponzi scheme. kenneth starr advised actors like natalie portman and uma
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stone. he admitted taking $30 million to furnish his lavish lifestyle. he was sentenced yesterday to 7 and a half years in prison. turning to politics. later today, former house speaker newt gingrich will announce his intention to explore an intention for the 2012 republican race. he will be one of many expected to challenge president obama p.m. joining us in washington is john dickerson. john, good morning. >> good morning, chris. >> reporter: former speaker gingrich is the first big name to dip his toe into the pool here. does he excite the gop as a candidate and who does he really appeal to? >> well, here we go. he does excite the republican base. not like somebody like sarah palin, but what gingrich has that palin doesn't have is a long record fighting in the arena. he fought for a balanced budget and worked in the vineyards who the republicans were out of control for a long time building the majority. he will run on that idea of competence and also in the
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republanty right now, sticking to your principles in the middle of a fight is a big deal and gingrich can say i did that for a long time in washington. >> he'll excite some, but let's talk about the baggage that he brings with him as well from the government shutdowns back in the '90s to being forced at speaker' on the fact he is on his third marriage which will probably alienate some social conservatives. what are his big negatives? >> some of that baggage are trophies saying i fought for these principles harder than anyone else. you say the personal baggage is considerable. not only has had multiple marriages but an admitted adulterer. that matters where religious voters care about that kind of thing and in a general election married women are a key swing voting block. he has said publicly i have sinned and sought redemption and his hope is the american people are so serious this typed around the problems the country faces so big the country will judge him on his ideas and not his indiscretions. >> let's discuss some of the
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other candidates that the gop have out there. a graphic i want to show you here. percentages as well. mike huckabee is out there and mitt romney and sarah palin and aforementioned newt gingrich. iowa caucuses less than a year out but no one has stepped up and fully committed. all we are getting from former speaker gingrich is an exploratory committee, an intention. why is everybody sitting back? >> in 2008 pretty much all of the candidates were on the field. john mccain was the only one who had not announced and it was obvious he was going to run. the reason they have waited in this case is that on some cases, they are very well known, the candidates don't have to get their name out, so they don't need to campaign to introduce themselves to people. in other cases, people like mike huckabee have television contracts, they would give up money and a platform if they decided to run. but also in politics now, it's not like it used to be. candidates used to think you got out there, you raised money. you put your name out there and you built a big sort of sensitive inevitability.
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it didn't work for hillary clinton or john mccain in 2008 and almost didn't work for george bush in 2000. the field is strewn with candidates like lamar alexander and phil gramm who tried to create the sense of inevitability and showing up first meant you failed first. a theory now you wait and what all of these candidates have done so far. >> final question for you. facing an incumbent is tough enough. can any of these candidates, should they emerge, do you think they can financially compete with president obama whose war chest is expected to be from $750 million to potentially a billion dollars as he moves forward? >> it will be very difficult. obama has the incumbency. as you point out, he had a very -- he has a very strong fund-raising operation from the last time around. there is worry in the democratic base about his policies, but what is happening now is a lot of those liberals are newly excited by the republicans in washington, what they are planning to do and also some of these efforts in the states. so to the extent the democratic
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base was depressed at all about obama's performance, they are now newly energized by the republicans and so it's not so much about barack obama any more. it will be very hard to match him on the fund-raising front. >> john dickerson in washington for us this morning, good to talk with you. >>
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thanks so much. that's your latest weather. over to chris and erica. 17 days until spring! >> is that all? >> that's all. >> seems like a long way away with the temperature this morning. >> write that down. thank you. still ahead this morning an emotional mickey rooney tells congress about the one role he never wanted to play -- the victim. we will hear from the hollywood legend in a moment. how could serena williams, a world class athlete, suffer a pulmonary embolism? we will have the facts about her condition and how to avoid it when we come back.
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coming up here on "the early show," hollywood legend mickey rooney goes to capitol hill and gives emotional testimony about being abused as a senior citizen. we're going to hear his message to america when we come back. also, serena williams' serious illness. you look at her. she's this world-ranked tennis star, we watched her for years, appears to be the picture of health. and then we learn she had a blood clot in her lung. the risk for that increases as you get over 50. but she's not even 30 years old. dr. jennifer ashton is going to be here with the facts for us on pulmonary embolism hoond needs to be concerned. >> we'll be right back. this is "the early show" on cbs. stay with us. >> this portion of "the early show" sponsored by dodge. dodge, never neutral. for the l? well, it toured around europe, getting handling and steering lessons
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half past the hour. welcome back to "the early show." good to have you with us this morning. i'm erica hill along with chris wragge. a new government report says that every year, up to 3.5 million elderly americans are victims of abuse. >> on wednesday, 90-year-old mickey rooney, one of the last living links to hollywood's golden age, told a senate committee that an abusive relative left him helpless. now he's accused his stepson of taking his money. stepson denies it. but in just a moment we're going to hear more of rooney's emotional testimony. it's really sad to hear all this. >> oh, it's heartbreaking. to think of how many people this potentially is happening to, is definitely a wake-up call. jeff glor is standing by at the news desk, first, with a look at some of the other headlines
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we're following this morning. >> good morning to you. a german official says the suspect in yesterday's deadly attack on u.s. servicemen admits targeting the americans and he says he acted alone. the suspect, a kosovo citizen, opened fire at a bus carrying air force personnel to frankfurt airport. prosecutors say they're investigating it as an act of islamic extremism. two were killed and two more wounded. libyan warplanes are again striking rebel positions in eastern libya this morning. one target was the strategic oil part of brega. rebel troops returned fire. rebel leaders are
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in 2009, one in seven older americans was abused, according to a government study. on wednesday a senate committee heard from a hollywood legend who says he is one of those victims. cbs news congressional correspondent nancy cordes is on capitol hill this morning with the story. nancy, good morning. >> erica, good morning to you.
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mickey rooney was one of the biggest names in movies for decades. and his message to congress was, if abuse could happen to him, it could happen to saern. >> i felt trapped, scared. >> reporter: the 90-year-old veteran of the silver screen told lawmakers he was the victim of elder abuse for years before coming forward last month. >> even when i tried to speak up, i was told to shut up. ♪ ♪ good morning to you ♪ >> reporter: dancing and singing and effervescent characters delighted viewers for decades. he made more than 200 movies. but in february, the frail californian obtained a temporary restraining order against his 52-year-old stepson. complaining that the son of his eighth and current wife had, quote, taken control of mickey's personal and financial affairs. and was verbally abusive, depriving him of medicine and
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food, even confiscating his identification to prevent him from traveling. >> i was completely stripped of the ability to make even the most basic decision. >> reporter: his stepson denies the allegation. but rooney's story is far from unique. >> i am here today because it's -- it's so important that i share my story with others. >> reporter: it's estimated that between 700,000, and 3.5 million older americans are abused, neglected, or exploited each year. and that only one in six cases are reported. were you glad that you had the chance to share your story? >> everything you heard me say today was real. >> reporter: and he hopes others will not wait as long as he did to get help. rooney says his abusers even took away his oscar and his emmy. he said he eventually became practically a prisoner in his
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own home, erica. >> it's just awful to think about. what are lawmakers hoping to achieve? >> they're looking at possibly reintroducing legislation that would beef up penalties for elder abuse. but what they said their immediate goal is, is just to shine a light on this problem so that victims or people who see it happening will step forward. >> the picture that mickey rooney paints when he says basically everything was taken away from him, did he confide in someone at some point before this? >> he didn't, erica. he said first of all he was embarrassed that this had happened to him. he also said he was afraid that he might be hurt. that his wife might be hurt. and that kept him from coming forward long after he realized that something serious was going on. >> certainly makes you think twice. nancy cordes on capitol hill this morning. thanks. just ahead, serena williams survived a blood clot in her lung. what we could all learn from her health scare. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. [ female announcer ] women move the world.
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health scare. the tennis star suffered a pulmonary embolism last week, a blood clot in her lung, and needed emergency treatment on monday due to complications. medical correspondent dr. jennifer ashton is here with more on this condition which affects at least 100,000 americans each and every year. >> good morning, chris. >> before we start i want to quickly read a statement that we got from serena williams yesterday, released to cbs. this is an extremely hard, scary and disappointing. so that's her statement. let's talk about exactly what she has been dealing with. >> we're talking about a pulmonary embolism. this is normally a blood clot that starts usually in the leg or lower extremity and then travels up the body, into the heart, and lodges in the lungs, can give you symptoms of increased respiratory rate, increased heartrate, some shortness of breath. >> could this have killed her? >> it could. when this clot is small it can cause a little bit of lung damage. when it's large, absolutely it can be fatal. >> a lot of people sitting at home saying she is a world class athlete, one of the best tennis players in all the world. how did something like this happen to her? >> we do know that serena
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williams has had two operations on her foot recently and surgery can be a risk factor. usually the high risk surgeries are surgeries of the help or knee but also pelvic surgery. really any type of surgery can increase your risk. this is an example. even young, elite athletes can have this happen. >> do they think that's kind of directly related to these foot surgeries. these were minor surgeries. she stepped on glass at a bar. it's still surgery. >> it's hard to tell when you talk about the risk factors for a pulmonary embolism the list is long. we know as you get older the risk increases with age. things like smoking, obesity increase the risk. then there are some big ones, cancer increases the risk 6 a clot. women who take birth control pills or hormones. all hormones increase the clotting risk. and prolonged immobilization. so anyone on a long plane or car trip, or surgery. >> so the risk doubles every ten years after age 60. so even as you get older you have to be much more aware. >> absolutely. >> how do you prevent something like this from happening? >> well, first of all, if you modify the factors that you can
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control. if you know you're going in to surgery a lot of surgeons will give a medication to prevent blood clots. even before we take a patient in to the operating room. and then if you know you're going on long travel you want to get up when you're not sleeping, move your legs, stretch your legs, do a little bit of exercise. keep yourself well hydrated. and there are certain compression stockings that you can get, either knee high or full length stockings that i suggest all my patients who take a long flight wear. they can be helpful. if you have a family history of a clotting disorder, obviously you get tested for that. and you know. >> when do you think with something like this can people expect to see serena williams get back on the court playing tennis again at the level where she was? >> she said she hopes to be back in the summer. she will be on medication to treat this for months. and she be able to participate in athletics while she's on the medication. so we'll have to wait and see. >> is that coumadin? >> yes, blood thinner. >> dr. ashton, thank you very much. >> you bet. >> for more on the risk factors and treatment for pulmonary
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>> reporter: jobs has been on medical leave since january, with a tabloid recently reporting he was near death, his unexpected return to the apple stage almost overshadowed the latest gadget. >> and that is ipad 2. >> reporter: jobs, who has battled cancer and had a liver transplant, is obviously thin. but he's lost none of his eagerness to boast of apple's superiority. >> everybody's got a tablet. is 2011 going to be the year of the copycat? well, probably not so much, because most of these tablets aren't even catching up with the first ipad. >> reporter: the 15 million people who bought the first ipad will now be looking with envy at the thinner, faster, ipad 2. john blackstone, cbs news, san francisco. >> and cbs news business and economics correspondent rebecca jarvis is with us. we saw he looked a little bit
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thinner. as john pointed out, though, he has lost none of his eagerness. how did he sound to everybody? >> he came across, erica, like the same old steve jobs. this guy who took swipes at the competition. he said that last year was the year of the ipad. and this year is the year of the copycats. so he is back to being his old self in terms of his presence, his presentation. he did not, however, address the fact that he's been sick. he didn't say the reason. he didn't even bring it up. >> and he's been pretty private about that all along. so that may not have been a huge surprise. there was a little bit of a surprise, though, that he was actually there. there was some speculation that he would be there, and what it could do to the stock. so what was the effect? >> the effect was very direct, erica. when you take a look at what happened to apple's shares yesterday, you see that the stock immediately shot up when steve jobs walked out onstage. it shot up about 2%. what's interesting to note is that after steve jobs walked out onstage, the stock initially shot up, he starts unveiling the
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ipad and it loses some of its luster. the stock started trading down. i think the big takeaway is the company now is more about a man versus a machine. and that man is steve jobs. and the future of the company is steve jobs. >> which is good and bad. >> it's absolutely good and bad. of course, they have to continue putting out machines that people want to buy. but so much of the vision has been set, the tone of this company has been set, by steve jobs. wall street wants to know, what's going to happen next, if he ends up passing? >> so people may look at this and say, well that's all well and good. there's an effect on wall street when he comes out. but i don't have apple stock, it doesn't really matter to me. we're all a little bit more involved than we realize. >> yes. apple is one of the most widely held stocks out there, erica. and most people, even if they don't own apple stock directly, you and i may not even realize or anyone out there may not even realize they do own apple stock because it's one of the most widely held stocks. it's held by janus, it's held by fidelity, held by all of these mutual funds. so the chances are it's in your retirement account. you may not even know it.
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>> so now we're paying even more attention. >> exactly. >> rebecca, thanks. we'll be right back with more. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. in my life, i don't have time for allergies so i live claritin clear. only claritin is proven to keep me as alert and focused as someone without allergies. i get relief from my worst symptoms without drowsiness. live claritin clear. all you expect from the number-one recommended detergent by dermatologists. all free clear is free of dyes and perfumes.
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just ahead this morning, more people are going back to having plastic surgery. >> not me. >> he hasn't had a thing done. it's interesting, for so long we would talk about the economy, people cutting back on things. obviously plastic surgery probably one of the first things to go. now as people are feeling more comfortable financially, they're saying i want to feel better about myself. and this is how i'd like to spend my money. it's amazing. >> for a lot of people this is a great way for a little pick me up. also want to talk about charlie sheen. now this case has gotten from bizarre, to now the kids are involved. there is a huge custody fight being waged between his estra e estranged wife brooke mueller and charlie sheen. we're going to talk with raoul felder, a celebrity divorce
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and good morning, everybody. it's 7:55. time for your news headlines from cbs 5. i'm frank mallicoat. no reports of injuries this morning after a fire heavily damaged an east san jose restaurant. it began about 1:20 this morning at the la gaviota restaurant on lucretia avenue. damage estimated at $200,000. investigators say electrical wiring in a storage closet may have been the cause of that fire. three protestors have court hearings this morning after arrests last night at uc- berkeley. they were among 17 people accused of refusing to leave a campus building after the 10 p.m. closing time. the rally was part of a national day of action to protest budget cuts and fee increases in higher education. and caltrain passengers have a chance to speak out today about proposed cost- cutting moves that would sharply reduce service and
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close several stations. another hearing will deal with caltrain's declaration of a fiscal emergency. both meetings will be held at caltrain's office down in san carlos. we have your traffic and your weather on this thursday coming up right after this. ,, [ wheezing breaths ] [ woman ] the first time i smoked, i was 13. i was in a hurry to grow up and wanted to look cool. big tobacco knew it, and they preyed on me. i'm here to tell you that big tobacco hasn't changed. they continue to profit... by selling kids the same lies... to get them to use... the same deadly products. don't be big tobacco's next victim. shorts.
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taking the day off. quiet commute except for the eastshore freeway. we have had a couple of accidents on westbound 80, one near pinole valley role and another one cleared to the shoulder near appian. so it's making for kind of a slow ride from highway 4 really even past those earlier accidents, all the way down to about university avenue. 880 through oakland, this looks great. nimitz freeway, up and down northbound and southbound 880 past the coliseum, nice and quiet. and even coming out of downtown san jose, not as much of a bottleneck as we usually see in those northbound lanes. so pretty easy ride towards cupertino. that's your traffic. here's lawrence with your forecast. >> lots of clouds and scattered showers, nothing too heavy. it's widely scattered. you can see a cell inside the bay now and toward the coast. but for today, a lot of clouds and a couple of raindrops. we are going to sneak a little sunshine between, though. temperatures in fact 50s and 60s. tomorrow looking dry with partly cloudy skies. over the weekend storm clouds gather again, chance of showers
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welcome back to welcome back to "the early show." top of the hour on a beautiful thursday morning here in new york. umpire state building in the background. always looking good. >> gorgeous shot. doesn't betray how cold it is outside. >> chilly. if you get a chance to come into the area in the summertime you want to go on the observation desk. i'm chris wragge with erica hill. coming up, charlie sheen's uphill custody battle. the actor's young sons were taken from his home tuesday after his estranged wife brooke mueller got a court order against him. does he have a chance of getting his kids back, especially given his recent public outbursts. we'll speak with famed attorney raoul felder for the custody
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fight that is made for television. >> tragic when the kids get caught up in all that. also ahead, turns out, one, perhaps rather unknown or maybe under the radar predictor of the economy, the number of people having plastic surg ary. >> who knew. >> with the rising consumer confidence over the past year more americans are making the decision to go under the knife. if you are thinking of having a little work done, important advice that could actually help save you a lot of money because these procedures are not necessarily inexpensive. they make people feel a lot better about themselves. we're going to try to help you get a deal. >> discount plastic surgery. kidding. not that bad. first up, jeff glor at the news desk with another check of the headlines. hi, jeff. >> good morning. the suspect in yesterday's shooting deaths of two american airmen in germany says he deliberately targeted the americans and that he acted alone according to a german official. a gunman opened fire on a bus filled with u.s. service members at the frankfurt airport yesterday. along with the dead two
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americans were seriously wounded. the alleged gunman is an airport employee. prosecutors are investigating it as a possible act of islamic extremism. for the second day in a row libyan air force jets attacked rebel positions in eastern libya. one strike targeted the oil port of brega. libyan ground troops failed to retake the city yesterday. anti-government rebels held their ground. rebel leaders want the u.n. to launch air strikes against those government troops. bp announced this morning there will be no bonuses for executives who had responsibility for operations in the gulf of mexico during last year's big oil spill. that includes former chief executive tony hayward. law enforcement officials in texas say college students thinking of hitting the beach in mexico this spring break may want to think again. cbs news correspondent don teague has more from dallas this morning. don, good morning. >> good morning, jeff. for the second year in a row authorities here in texas have warned college students to stay away from mexico for spring
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break, saying they can't protect tourists who are caught in the crossfire of mexico's drug war. >> reporter: for thousands of college students, spring break is an annual, week-long party, featuring beaches, bikinis and beer, and for many, that means mexico. but the ongoing drug war is making the country more dangerous today than ever. prompting texas officials to warn college students. stay out of mexico for spring break. >> i think it's naive to think just because you're an american tourist you're not going to be the victim of violence in mexico. >> reporter: since drug violence exploded in 2006, there have been some 30,000 murders and americans are among those caught in the crossfire. so far this year, four u.s. citizens have been murdered in mexico. in 2010, death toll reached 65. the case that drew national headlines the murder of david hartley shot to death while jet skiing with his wife on a lake that straddles the border.
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his death shed light on the dangers to americans in mexico. >> we come fish here every day. we keep telling them they need to stay on the u.s. side of the border. >> reporter: the danger is no longer confined to mexico's border region with reports of cartel violence spreading to tourist hot spots. last month, eight people were killed in a shooting spree in acapulco. turning the storied getaway into mexico's most violent resort city. the violence is prompting students to take the warnings from state officials and the danger seriously. >> i think it's almost an unnecessary risk. there's other places you can go and that's what a lot of students are doing. >> reporter: mexico's northern border cities have been the most dangerous in recent years, but this warning protects college students applies to all of mexico. jeff? >> don teague, thank you, don. finally here thousands of people want to adopt an abandoned dog that seemingly came back from the dead twice. the 3-month-old puppy named wally was found alive in a dumpster last friday after it
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was euthanized inside an oklahoma animal shelter with two separate injections, both meant to put the dog down. somehow, wally survived. it is five minutes past the hour. katie couric has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." >> good morning. did the agency that is supposed to stop american weapons from reaching mexican drug gangs actually do the opposite? one agent speaks out for the first time in part two of our special investigation. tonight only on "cbs evening news." now back to "the early show." >> here is marysol castro with another check of our weather. >> good morning, jeff, everyone at home. we still have a few snow showers to tell you about as you
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it's only been two years, but it's done more in two years than most cars do in a lifetime. charlie sheen has lost his job on "two and a half men," at least for this season. and now his real-life role as a dad is in jeopardy as cbs news correspondent bill wit ka ker reports sheen's divorce battle has turned into a major custody fight. >> max it's your dada and i've never lied to you and you're in my heart and i love you. >> reporter: a contrite charlie sheen used a message to send a message to his toddler sons. hours earlier police removed the twins from his home. they were acting on a court order issued after his estranged wife, brooke mueller, said he feared for her life. mueller filed legal papers saying sheen threatened her with
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physical violence and stated i am in great fear for the children's safety while in his care. >> i am concerned for those kids. i think they are in a deep degree of stress. >> reporter: over the past few days, sheen has invited cameras in to see 23-month-old twins max and bob playing with sheen and the two girlfriends he calls his goddesses, a model and a porn star. >> taking the camera into your house and bringing all of this excitement, agitation, attention, craziness, goes against everything that would be healthy for your kids. >> go bye-bye. >> reporter: when the police showed up cameras were once again rolling. sheen playing the calming dad. >> don't say good-bye. say, see you later. >> reporter: as the twins were buckled in and driven off to their mom, sheen hardly missed a beat, returning to the rants of recent days. >> tiger blood now drips from my veins. >> reporter: sheen and his estranged wife have been in and out of rehab. now as their divorce and custody battles heat up, they're in and
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out of court. >> how dare you. you're a better parent than me? shame on you. your day is coming. and it's coming fast. >> reporter: a temporary restraining order now prevents him from getting within 100 yards of his twin boys for the next 19 days. still, wednesday, he did manage to fire off at least one tweet "my sons are fine, my path is now clear, defeat is not an option." sheen vows to regain custody of his sons. bill whitaker, cbs news, los angeles. >> joining us now is mat tro moan yal attorney raoul felder and he knows a things about high profile divorces and custody cases. good to see you. >> good morning, chris. >> have you seen more bizarre than this? >> it's the gift that keeps giving here. looks like he's in self-destruktsz mode at this point. i don't think it's a question of custody. i think the question is, will he ever be able to be alone with his kids. that's the battle now.
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>> that's what i'm going to ask you. brooke mueller has gotten this restraining order against charlie sheen, claims he's made threats, namely, quote, i'll cut your head off, stuff it in a box and send it to your parents. charlie sheen denies it. can this order be vacated? is there a chance this man gets his children back some. >>? america we believe in second acts, nixon, clinton, frank sinatra, but this guy is going to have to go country [ inaudible ] before this takes place. not to mention his household situation. living with two women. they alternate beds with him every other night. i have an idea for him, have two at once, and then take a night off. invite us over. >> if this is all presented to a judge, how are they going to look at these tapes all of these quotes, the home situation, how does that all factor in? >> he lost his case on tv. it's one of the few times it ever happens. if i were representing the wife i would put him on the stand. him on the stand, i just keep
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showing these things. he doesn't deny the drugs, doesn't deny the alcohol, doesn't deny the -- he himself is exhibit a when you look at him. >> her attorneys are they saying let this play out, let him keep doing this. >> sthir' celebrating. they have nothing to do but sit and wait. >> as far as his legal court, what are his attorneys telling him? >> he can take a trip and come back and say i'm a different person, but most seriously, if he would go to rehab and be serious and let time go by, but for the foreseeable future he's in the going to get the kids. will he have supervised visitation or no visitation at all? >> let's talk about brooke mueller's legal options right now. what is her next step? is she looking to make -- i'm sure there's a financial gain also at play at well. >> there's no question there's a score for her. she's not without problems. with the alcohol situation. compared to the two of them, one has a hand grenade and the other has an atom bomb. if i were her lawyers, i would
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tell her sit back and wait and, you know, everything is going to come to you. >> that is, i guess, the flip side of this coin. she's no mother teresa. she's had rehab problems, drug problems, what happens to these kids does a judge sit back and say like you mentioned, i have a problem here but a bigger problem over here? >> the judge doesn't want to take kids away from both parents, so he'll give her every break. and she looks like she got her act together right now. but time can only tell in this case. it's going to go on and on and onp. >> raoul felder, thank you so much for coming in. >> thank you, chris. >> coming up next on "the early show," the economy is looking better and so are many americans. we have the story behind the recent boom in plastic surgery. this is "the early show" here on cbs. surgery. this is "the early show" here on cbs. i couldn't conceive this as a heart attack.
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,, a new study finds the number of americans seeking cosmetic surgery is growing as the economy rebounds. in particular, more women are investing in their appearance these days. as cbs news correspondent
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michelle miller reports. >> reporter: it could be a sure sign the recession is over. many spent the last two years pinching pennies at the pump, clipping coupons and even eating out less are now spending more in an unexpected way. on pampering and plastic surgery. until recently fixing her nose seemed financially risky for 38-year-old shadia crandall. >> you know, the economy was really dicey, and with two kids, a mortgage, you know, tuition, food, i had priorities, and it was scary. >> reporter: as the economy hit the skids in 2008, cosmetic procedures took a nosedive. >> when the economy first took a downward turn, this plastic surgery industry as a whole basically shut down. people were down 50%. and were just struggling to get by. >> reporter: but with the economy continuing to rebound, people across the country are again splurging on beauty. from wrinkle reducing injections to plastic surgery. >> it was really hard putting
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off my surgery. i wanted to do it for a really long time. >> we want to reduce that bump. >> reporter: 35-year-old jewelry designer cassie porter saved and struggled through the recession. now she can finally afford to get the nose she wished she'd been born with. and she's not alone. according to the american society of plastic surgeons, 13.1 million cosmetic procedures were performed last year. that's a 5% increase from 2009. more than 5 million people opted for botox injections in 2010. and another 2 million requested facial filler. >> brows, the eyelids. >> reporter: 51-year-old vickie benko waited until her company layoffs were behind her before going ahead with a brow lift and tightening her upper and lower eyelids. >> i waited to have plastic surgery for about three years due to the economy. that was a scary time. >> reporter: to some, cosmetic surgery may be a luxury item. not so for these women, who in the end, aren't willing to put a
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price on looking their best. >> i look more rested. i look more energetic. it was a good investment. >> i see a confident woman who miles every time i have an opportunity. so i am absolutely love it. >> reporter: michelle miller, cbs news. >> and joining us here in the studio this morning is plastic surgeon dr. yan trokel. good to have you back with us this morning. >> good morning, erica. >> talk to us a little bit. have you noticed a change in people coming in to your office and the procedures they're requesting? >> you know, with the economy now rebounding we're actually seeing more people scheduling for consultations. but more importantly, not only are they scheduling, they're going ahead with the procedures. >> and what are some of the most requested procedures at this point? >> people are coming in now, they're asking for liposuction, they're asking for face-lifts, they're asking for full makeovers. i would see patients like nine months ago, and they would just come in for the consultation. now they're coming back in, they're actually going ahead with the procedures. >> and they're going further
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than just coming in and saying well, maybe i'll have a little botox, an injection of this. they actually want to go under the knife. >> they actually do. >> do they tell you that they want to do this because they're feeling more financially secure? >> yes. you know, nine months ago they would come in, they would say, doctor is there anything i can do just to get by? give me that little band-aid. a little botox, a little filler. it went a long way. today they're coming in and saying i'm ready for the full surgery. i want to look great. i feel great. i'm back in the game. i feel better economically, financially, and please, what can i do to make me look better? >> so for someone at home who may be feeling that way, whether it is something as seemingly simple as an injection, or something much bigger like a full body makeover, what are some of the important questions to ask when you go in and meet with a surgeon? >> you know, credentials are very important. but that's not the only thing. look at the doctor. plastic surgery is an art. you need somebody that has good eyes and good hands. a good artistry.
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make sure they have the same vision as you, and that they can actually perform the procedure you want. look at the before and after pictures. speak to the people that they worked on. look at their work. that tells you more than anything else. >> and, of course, if anyone doesn't want to show you their work that should be a red flag? >> huge red flag. especially if they only have one case to show. let them show you a lot. if they don't want to show you the work and they say oh, just believe me, head for the door. >> get out of there as quickly as you can. is this something that you can, you know, try to negotiate a deal on? we've talked about, in the past on this show, being able to negotiate a price on your knee surgery. can you do that with, say, a face-lift? >> you know, everything has a price. you can actually, when you go and do multiple procedures, you're actually saving money. think about it, you pay the surgeon's fee. but when you're doing your face, your nose, and maybe a little body work, you're only paying one anesthesia fee and one surgical center fee. there you go, you come out ahead.
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>> if you can try to group it together, it's a good way. dr. yan trokel, good to have you back with us. >> i thank you so much. have a n okay, there we are... um, these days we're all trying to save money, that's why i'm shooting this commercial myself, at home. it's really easy and i can pass the savings onto you. okay, ready for the food part? check it out. my warm and flaky croissant sandwiches. supreme or sausage. both made with fresh egg and melting cheese. you get 2 for just 3 bucks okay, i'm back, whoa- oh, i am so ready for this recession to be over. i tore both my rotator cuffs. first i injured this shoulder, then this one, then this one two more times. playing with my kids was not an option. when a lot of doctors could have gone in and just said, "no, can't fix it." but he didn't give up. today i can throw my kids around in the pool. i can still coach rugby and share my love of the game.
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protesters arrested at u-c it is 8:25. time for news headlines from cbs 5, i'm sydnie kohara. three protestors arrested at uc-berkeley. they will appear before a judge today. 14 other people cited and released last night after refusing to leave a building on campus. they were taking part in a statewide rally against cuts in education funding. in washington, d.c. the final day of hearings into the deadly san bruno pipeline explosion. today engineers and pipeline experts are on the witness list and san bruno's fire chief testified yesterday that just before the explosion he had no idea there was a gas transmission line under his town. and tonight, michaela alioto will kick off her run for mayor of san francisco.
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at&t. good morning. let's start off in the south bay. northbound 101 before delacruz, an accident was just cleared to the shoulder. but look at this line of slow traffic coming into san jose. it's pretty much stop and go from the capitol expressway. 280, on the other hand, looking better. this should be your best choice if you're in the san jose area. really, quieter than normal
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coming up those northbound lanes of 280 heading into downtown up towards cupertino. at the bay bridge, it's been relatively quiet this morning. our backups are a little bigger now though just to the end of the parking lot just in the middle lanes. and the ride towards silicon valley a little stop and go exiting millipedes. now it looks like that a lot of brake lights until sanger road exiting milpitas. lawrence are ready to go! >> we have some clouds out there now, folks. we have some scattered showers out there this morning early on but the clouds continue and just a widely scattered shower. doesn't look too bad. we have some good news if you want to see some more sunshine. looks like things are going to begin to dry out as early as this afternoon. we are going to see a little more sunshine. there is a chance of an isolated shower moving through. friday looks dry right now. but if you have plans for the weekend, there is another storm that's developing in the pacific that will bring with it a chance of some rain, especially to the north of the golden gate as we head in toward the latter part of saturday. rain across the rest of the bay area on sunday.
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welcome back to "the early show." just ahead, dinner, perhaps, in a vending machine? have you guys been there? >> love it. >> vending machine dinners? >> it actually comes out of a vending machine? >> yes, you're not eating a vending machine. >> i had to assault the vending machine downstairs. >> our vending machine often
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needs to be assaulted. so many people can relate to this, you're at work, you're hungry, you don't have time to run out, you go to the vending machine and you're not exactly faced with the healthiest of choices. we're going to play a little game this morning. we're going to take a look at some of the options you currently find in a vending machine, do a test to see if i can pick the healthiest ones. since i got chosen this morning. and then take a look at tfuture vending machines. >> the safest option is always the twizzlers. >> no, no, no, the peanut m and m. it has protein. >> also coming up this morning, vanessa hudgens has grad outed from "high school musical" and guess what, now she's a movie star in a whole new different direction. her new movie "beastly" is an up-to-date version of "beauty and the beast." guess which one she plays, right? >> yeah. >> not too tough right there. there she is. she looks great. got a whole lot to talk about.
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we're going to chat with her in just a few moments. >> first we want to get you a final check of your weather on this thursday. >> thank you very much, you guys. good morning, everyone at home. your final check the national picture. a few trouble spots right along the coast of the northwest.
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>> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now over to chris. >> marysol, thank you very much. vanessa hudgens skyrocketed to fame in the has has series and now she's going back to high school in a very different kind of movie. "beastly" is based on the classic tale of beauty and the beast. only this time, it has a modern twist. >> just some guys at my old school. kind of a jerk, actually. >> really? >> yeah, we were on this committee together, so that's why i have his picture.
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it's the same old/same old, jerks are exciting. >> you fall for it? >> every once in awhile, kind of remind you of -- not that you're a jerk. anyways, he disappeared. >> and look who we've got. beauty. vanessa hudgens, good morning. good to see you. >> good morning. you, too. >> did you ever think with all those years in the disney family, i know you were familiar with the story, that you would get the opportunity to star as belle? >> i had no idea. it's awesome, you know. i think every girl's dream to kind of fall in love and have that magical kiss and he turns into a prince. >> how about that, huh? sounds great in theory. the message behind the movie is don't judge a book by its cover. is that something that you've kind of had to do? >> totally. i think especially in hollywood. you know, a lot of people perceive hollywood as being fake, i think. what they don't realize is it takes people to make celebrities look the way that they do. and it's really about being passionate, and staying true to
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yourself. and i think this movie shows that. >> you're saying you're really not that beautiful? >> i mean it takes two people. >> okay. two people. your love interest, we saw, the beast. >> yes. >> which is hunter. >> yes. >> i think for most people that are familiar with beauty and the beast, thinking this big kind of hairy, furry creature. this is really a different take. what were your thoughts when you first saw what beast was going to look like? >> i was freaked out. i was really, really terrified, obviously. like i saw him and i did not know what to say. it had the words sucked right out of me. but i was like really fascinated by it. it was intriguing. >> neil patrick harris, who we would never call a piste, has a role in this. what's his role in the movie? and what was it like to work with him? because, as we've seen with all the different platforms that he stars in, the guy is just brilliant. >> yeah. he has no limits. he plays a blind tutor in this one. and he just cracks me up. he actually really committed and wore the contacts in his eyes so he couldn't actually see you. he could see out of his
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peripheral vision. playing the blind guy. >> you've not only got this movie but you've also got another movie "sucker punch." is it tough to kind of keep this all, all kind of try to keep track of all this? it's flattering but it's a lot of work. >> it is. there's a lot of traveling involved. but it's very exciting. you know. i mean these two movies are completely different from what anyone's seen from me before. and they're both fantastic. and really exciting. >> this is really kind of a departure from the whole high school anything, whether it's beauty and the beast or "high school musical." you get a chance to shoot a weapon in this. >> yes. >> trained by some ex-navy s.e.a.l.s. >> oh, yeah, it was really tough. >> what did that training entail? crawling on beaches? >> luckily i didn't have to do that. didn't have to run through gas fogs and all that craziness. i trained were navy s.e.a.l.s, and we lifted some heavy weights, man. i mean my very first day had me in tears because they just push you to the next level. but it's amazing.
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it's literally the mentality is this is what you have to do, and do it. i think it was a really great lesson physically and mentally. >> we can't let you leave without talking about this. your detailed magazine shoot which is out. little risque. >> oh, gosh. >> what did you think? >> i think in that exact picture, oh, goodness, here we go. >> we've got video, as well. >> it was freezing cold. it was like a rainy day in l.a. and they stuck me under a gutter basically and it was downpour from the rain. so i was freezing my butt off. it was fun. i'm growing up into a young woman and i thought those pictures turned out great. i still haven't, like, showed it to my dad, though. >> you think they did that on purpose by not having the heat on? let me ask you this, you're afraid, you've got this core group of fans, you ever afraid we always hear of the mothers out there and different other family groups out there that they like their stars wholesome because that's what they're used to seeing and when they see something like this, it's a shock to the system. do you ever worry about maybe kind of putting off some of your
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core base by doing things like that? >> i mean my fans are fantastic. and i'm surely thankful for them. but at the end of the day i'm doing this for myself. so whatever i do, and whatever feels right, is from my gut, and i'm just going to stick to that. and hopefully they'll enjoy the ride. >> seems to have worked so far. between the acting and the music, because you're a singer as well, and everything that you do, do you have a favorite? what would you rather be known as, an actress, singer? >> i would probably be rather known as an actress. that's kind of what i'm focusing more on. but i'm just a musical person in general. i literally wake up singing. i sleep with music on. like it's just such a big part of my life. and dancing, as well. i grew up doing musical theater so it goes hand in hand. >> and you're going to perform a song for us. vanessa, best of luck to you. >> thank you. >> good to talk to you this morning. wish you success. >> all right. >> "beastly" which is a cbs films release opens in theaters nationwide tomorrow. so go check it out. now here's erica. >> chris, thanks. we all know the healthiest snack
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is a piece of fruit, maybe some fresh vegetables, what, though, if you're starving and that vending machine is the only option when it's time to eat. we're going to help you with those choices this morning. lisa lee freeman is editor in chief of sh"shopsmart" magazine. here to play a little game, what's the healthiest item in the vending machine. you're going to give us a little quiz. >> good morning, erica. >> a lot of times this happens, not just at work. i've been in airports where your only option is a vending machine and you've got hungry kids. you're going to help us make the best choices. >> absolutely. you know, let's face it, you don't always go to the vending machine to eat healthy. >> sometimes you just need a snack. >> you got a craving. you're desperate. >> you've got a sweet tooth. if we're desperate for something sweet, this is going to be our first choice. we're choosing between three items we have here, skittles, thin mints -- not a thin mint. that's a cookie. i'm sorry. >> york pepper mint patty. >> and twix. >> i have to pick the one that's the healthiest? >> that's right. >> i'm going peppermint patty.
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>> well, you're right, erica, actually. now none of these are great choices. if you've got a sweet tooth you've got to get something sweet, the york peppermint pattie only has 140 calories. >> it's low in fat, too. >> and it's low in fat. >> i've read the nutritional information on those. >> oh, really? you're a smart girl. the other two are very high in sugar and calories. 250 calories each. >> plus a little dark chocolate is good for you. >> why not? >> that's a way of justifying the peppermint pattie. >> sure. >> up next we are looking at -- >> you have ritz bits and cheese crackers. >> are these peanut butter ritz bits or the cheese? >> i'm going to say the peanut butter cracker. >> actually the fig newtons are the best. >> really? aren't they high in sugar? >> well, the thing is that although they're 200 calories, they've got figs in them. >> right. >> and so they're a good choice for that. these other two really are very low in cheese. you think that they would be good for you because they've got some cheese in them but they're high in sodium. and this has no fat.
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these two are pretty high in fat. >> it would be kind of a fake cheese anymore. with the strange color. >> no fat, higher fat. >> go with the fig newton. in this case, in this grouping is my go-to vending machine food. if i need a sweet snack, a little something, peanut m and ms because there's protein in the pea nuts. >> good girl. that's the best choice. you've got 250 cal rirs in there. but you've got peanuts which means you've got five grams of protein. you're not going to be back in an hour looking for more snacks. >> perfect. maybe i should make sure these are fresh, by the way. >> the other two items are just not good choices. the milky way is loaded with sugar which is bad for your heart, your waistline, your teeth. >> and no nuts or anything in that candy bar. >> exactly. >> and low in protein. only two grams in protein. >> these are high in fat and in sodium. >> exactly. >> moving on, you need a little bit of crunch. wheat thins, granola bars, potato chips. >> which one do you think?
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>> i'll go granola bar. >> you're right again! a lot of people might choose the wheat thins because they have whole grains. >> yeah. >> but the problem is they're high in salt. they're actually more than twice as high in sodium as the granola bar. so the granola bar -- and it's 160 and the granola bar is only 160 calories. or 190 calories and 160 milligrams of sodium. versus the wheat thins, which is 220 calories. >> i think it has some whole grains, too. >> absolutely. >> you've got the whole oats. >> and then another thing that's good is they have protein. which, again, will keep you going. >> hum. this is a go-to snack in our house for my kids. finally, this is a tough one here. you've got pop tarts. i'm saying not a good option. mini oreos, taste great. and cheese popcorn. i'm going with the popcorn. >> well, you're absolutely right. this is a no brainer. the popcorn's only 130 calories. which is great. the pop tarts have as many calories, almost as a double
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cheeseburger. >> what? >> not a great choice. >> and all that sugar. >> and they've got loads of sugar. >> i didn't know pop tarts were that high in calories. >> yeah. >> and the other thing, this has got actually some fiber in it. so the popcorn gives you some fiber. >> those are the options of today. >> yes. >> the options of tomorrow or in some places today, are coming in, we have these new vending machines. we have one here in the studio with this. this fresh vending machine. tell us what's different about it. >> first i want to say that all vending machines going forward at some point in the future are going to have ingredients, rather nutritional facts in the front. that's part of the new health care reform act. >> so you're not going to play this guessing game. >> that's right. you don't have to play the guessing game. the other trend is this, you're going to see more healthy vending machines. and this is a great example. there are over 2,000 of these around the country. and you have good choices. you have yogurt and baby carrots, and -- >> i love it. and there's milk if you want to give your kids some milk. it's really all kinds of stuff in here. >> yeah.
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>> we don't see traditional m&ms. we see soda but more of a natural flavor. and real sugar as opposed to corn syrup. >> this offers you better choices. the only catch is it's going to be a little bit more expensive. the average price is about $1.25 versus a regular vending machine which might be 50 cents or a dollar. because this has to be refilled very regularly. maybe once or twice a week. a candy bar might last for a whole year. >> maybe that's another sign, though, that perhaps we shouldn't be eating the candy bar if it lasts for a year. >> i would say. >> a little bit more expensive but your health may thank you in the long run. good to have you with us lisa lee freeman. for more on healthy choices at the vending machine logon to our website, now here's chris. >> erica, thank you. when it comes to sneakers, one size definitely does not fit all. jessica cassity is here to walk us through it step by step at a brisk pace. how are you? >> great. >> talk about prices first before we get into all of these. because sneakers turn out to be
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very, very expensive. >> the average cost of a sneaker right now is probably just around $100. but we have a full gamut represented here today. from $60 all the way up to $175. so no matter what your price range, we've got something for you. >> $175 for a pair of sneakers. i mean you talk about sticker shock. it really is. parents go to the stores and kids want the high tops and basketball sneakers and the prices are outrageous. let's start here. this very first one we have, these are specialty sneakers, so this is the top ten. these are best. >> we had our besters try out different shoes. a lot of people suffer from bunions. that means the front of your shoe might be constrictive. these shoes from asics have what they're calling a bunion window. the stretchy material on the forefront actually expands so that your foot really fits into the shoe. my mother has bunions and tried these. she loved them. she was able to walk twice as far as usual. >> these sneakers will let you
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get your walk on. when we said specialty we meant it. these sneakers are for people who suffer from weight issues. >> exactly if you're overweight you're going to break down the padding in your shoe a little bit more quickly than somebody else. our testers really loved this reebok shoe. it's got the most cushioning of anything. it has air pockets underneath so it's super padded. that means it's going to keep your feet supported for longer. it's also going to take some of the strain off your joints. surer comfortable for anyone. also only $70. >> do you recommend our first pair and second pair have the little gel in the soul. do you find of recommend that? it does provide a little bit of a cushion. >> it definitely does. try every shoe on. we always recommend trying the shoes on, not just ordering them online, so you really make sure that you've got the best fit, and most comfortable shoe for you. >> these are to mimic the barefoot effect? >> exactly. this is the other end of the spectrum. whereas the shoes before had the most padding. these have the least padding. they're following that minimal
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shoe trend of barefoot running. so they have very little padding which means your feet are going to have to work a little bit harder when you're wearing them. you're going to build up foot strength which may prevent conditions such as fallen arches and you're also going to learn to walk a little bit softer. take pressure off the joints. >> are there any limitations? i know a lot of runners have these shoes. there have some people that actually jog barefoot now, but there are any limitations? do you have to be a little bit leery? >> what we would say with these, you probably want to start out just with maybe 20 minutes instead of going your full-length walk. start adding time gradually. because your feet do have to get stronger. just don't overdo it first. >> now we've got the hidden weapon sneakers. these people can actually wear all day long. >> absolutely. it doesn't look like this but this is a real work boot of a shoe by scarpa. scarpa is known for making hiking boots, really rugged shoes. even though it looks like a sneaker it's got a slip resistant outer sole and the insole is really padded. and it's actually a lot tougher than you would think on the outside. wear it for packing, walking,
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anything you'd like. >> and these, if you've got foot aches or arch issues. this is the one you would recommend. >> i love these. they're a double duty shoe. merrell made these. it's a ballet flat. you can wear it for anything. but the insoles are the secret weapon here. you've got rubber nubs on the inside that are going to massage your feet as you're walking. you can flip it over and got the flat insole. for $95 it's cheaper than a massage. >> best for walking, the new balance? >> these are for fast walking. with walking you really want a flexible toe so you can push off. these are also super plush on the inside. our tester one of them wore them with her commute. they wore them with tights and also with athletic socks. >> these are best for running errands. >> right. >> if you need sneakers for running errands this is the one you need to look at. >> we love that they did the really technical athletic shoes but also more casual shoes. they wanted to wear these with anything from jeans, even
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skirts. they're also really lightweight. so it feels like they're putting on a slip-on or something like that. still got all the things you would want from an athletic shoe. >> so great for drugstores. not so great in supermarkets. these are more for dress up? >> yes. we've all been to those events where you put on the heels, maybe not you, but you've got the uncomfortable shoe and you look great but you can't walk around. this is going to be something you can replace say a ballet flat with. so it still looks really nice but the bottom is constructed just like an athletic shoe. a nice rubber bottom, padded insole. you can walk a lot more steps in these. >> final two of our top ten here. these are best for hiking. >> what we love about the new trend in hiking lightweight shows. they're all low tops. they're not the really constrictive high ones. they're also super light. they're not going to weigh you down. even though they're lightweight they still have rugged soles. >> kind of fashionable, too. don't look too bulky. >> absolutely. >> and finally we've got your top cross training sneaker.
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>> a lot of people are adding running into their walks. you want to be careful not to use a walking shoe. a running shoe you can both run and walk in it. this is the brook trance and they found it padded enough for the heel strike but flesible enough at the toe for walking. >> $140 so it's a little bit more expensive. you've got to watch out. this is great. thank you very much, jessica. we appreciate it very much. okay we're coming right back. this is the "early" show here on cbs. stay with us.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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look at that. beautiful day here. hopefully it's a beautiful day wherever you are. we just showed you, from a walking standpoint, if you want to go out and get a good pair of walkers. >> there you go. >> even if it's chilly, stay inside, once you get out you're moving at a brisk pace. >> they make a huge difference. >> you'll feel better, you'll warm up. >> there you have it.
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headlines... the good morning, everybody. it's 8 appear 5. i'm frank mallicoat with your -- it's 8:55. i'm frank mallicoat with your cbs 5 headlines. an inmate escaped from a dublin jail. the man was reported missing tuesday night last seen returning from the fremont courthouse. he is facing stolen vehicle and pursuit charges. caltrain will hold public hearings on how to deal with its financial crisis. one will focus on a proposal to reduce service and close several stations. the other hearing will deal with a declaration of fiscal emergency. tonight is the nfl lockout deadline. players and owners must reach a new labor agreement by midnight. without a deal the upcoming nfl season could be cancelled. 49er head coach jim harbaugh optimistic though, scheduling
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good morning. let's start off with a look at the south bay. northbound traffic on 280 just
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starting to get slow. but first we'll talk about this accident northbound 101 at julian. one lane blocked there and look at these backups now. the sensors are really starting to slow approaching saratoga out of downtown san jose. this was looking good for the earlier in the morning commute but it is just getting bottled up there because of that accident. couple of accidents in san jose. and then we have this one as well, highway 17, jammed through the santa cruz mountains. as you make your way towards los gatos, there is an accident there blocking a couple lanes approaching highway 9 for at least a good half hour and the silicon valley ride, we have an accident westbound 237 at lawrence expressway. it's causing slow traffic exiting milpitas. that's your traffic. here's lawrence with your forecast. >> a lot of clouds around the bay area. we have seen scattered showers outside this morning overlooking san francisco right now. skies trying to part a bit. going to see a little more sunshine heading in toward the afternoon. still a chance of a wandering shower but things going to be winding down as far as the rain is concerned by tomorrow. just partly cloudy skies and dry. another storm starts to head
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